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accommodating

[uh-kom-uh-dey-ting] /əˈkɒm əˌdeɪ tɪŋ/
adjective
1.
easy to deal with; eager to help or please; obliging.
Origin of accommodating
1610-1620
First recorded in 1610-20; accommodate + -ing2
Related forms
accommodatingly, adverb
nonaccommodating, adjective
nonaccommodatingly, adverb
nonaccommodatingness, noun
preaccommodatingly, adverb
superaccommodating, adjective
unaccommodating, adjective
unaccommodatingly, adverb

accommodate

[uh-kom-uh-deyt] /əˈkɒm əˌdeɪt/
verb (used with object), accommodated, accommodating.
1.
to do a kindness or a favor to; oblige:
to accommodate a friend by helping him move to a new apartment.
2.
to provide suitably; supply (usually followed by with):
The officials were accommodated with seats toward the front of the room.
3.
to lend money to:
Can you accommodate him, or are you short of cash?
4.
to provide with a room and sometimes with food.
5.
to furnish with accommodations, as food and lodgings.
6.
to have or make room for:
Will this elevator accommodate 10 people?
7.
to make suitable or consistent; adapt:
to accommodate oneself to circumstances.
8.
to bring into harmony or make adjustments or allowances for: to accommodate differences;
to accommodate your busy schedule.
verb (used without object), accommodated, accommodating.
9.
to become adjusted or adapted.
10.
to become reconciled; agree.
Origin
1515-25; < Latin accommodātus adjusted (past participle of accommodāre), equivalent to ac- ac- + commod(us) fitting, suitable (com- com- + modus measure, manner) + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
accommodable
[uh-kom-uh-duh-buh l] /əˈkɒm ə də bəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
nonaccommodable, adjective
preaccommodate, verb (used with object), preaccommodated, preaccommodating.
reaccommodate, verb, reaccommodated, reaccommodating.
unaccommodable, adjective
underaccommodated, adjective
well-accommodated, adjective
Synonyms
1. serve, aid, assist, help, abet. 7. fit, suit. 8. compose, harmonize.
Antonyms
1. inconvenience.
Synonym Study
1. See oblige. 6. See contain.
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  • You wanted to go to sea, but he jumped at the chance of accommodating your desire with a vengeance.

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  • Even in his most accommodating mood he inspires a dread of treachery.

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  • With an accommodating chaperon who knew no German, the couple could do and say what they pleased.

  • This military hospital is capable of accommodating 3,000 soldiers.

British Dictionary definitions for accommodating

accommodating

/əˈkɒməˌdeɪtɪŋ/
adjective
1.
willing to help; kind; obliging
Derived Forms
accommodatingly, adverb

accommodate

/əˈkɒməˌdeɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to supply or provide, esp with lodging or board and lodging
2.
(transitive) to oblige or do a favour for
3.
to adjust or become adjusted; adapt
4.
(transitive) to bring into harmony; reconcile
5.
(transitive) to allow room for; contain
6.
(transitive) to lend money to, esp on a temporary basis until a formal loan has been arranged
Derived Forms
accommodative, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Latin accommodāre to make fit, from ad- to + commodus having the proper measure
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Word Origin and History for accommodating
adj.

"obliging," 1771, present participle adjective from accommodate.

accommodate

v.

1530s, from Latin accomodatus "suitable," past participle of accomodare "make fit, adapt, fit one thing to another," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + commodare "make fit," from commodus "fit" (see commode). Related: Accommodated; accommodating.

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accommodating in Medicine

accommodate ac·com·mo·date (ə-kŏm'ə-dāt')
v. ac·com·mo·dat·ed, ac·com·mo·dat·ing, ac·com·mo·dates
To become adjusted, as the eye to focusing on objects at a distance.

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